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HCA 430 Week 1 DQ 1 Perspective

HCA 430 Week 1 DQ 2 Trends in Vulnerable Populations

HCA 430 Week 2 DQ 1 Vulnerable Populations

HCA 430 Week 2 DQ 2 Resource Availability

HCA 430 Week 2 DQ 3 Race, Ethnicity, and Healthcare

HCA 430 Week 2 Assignment Critical Thinking Paper

HCA 430 Week 3 DQ 1 Continuum of Care

HCA 430 Week 3 DQ 2 Paying for Healthcare

HCA 430 Week 4 DQ 1 Program Goals and Outcomes

HCA 430 Week 4 Assignment Accessing Healthcare

HCA 430 Week 5 DQ 1 Economic Policies

HCA 430 Week 5 DQ 2 Social Policies

HCA 430 Week 5 Research Paper Vulnerable Populatio

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HCA 430 Week 1 DQ 1 Perspective

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Perspective. Answer the question: Which has a greater influence on a person’s health: individual choices and actions (micro perspective) or community policies and resource availability (macro perspective)? Discuss three reasons why you selected one over the other. Your initial post should be 250-300 words and utilize a minimum of one scholarly source, cited in APA format. Respond to atleast two of your classmates’ postings

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HCA 430 Week 1 DQ 2 Trends in Vulnerable Populations

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Focus of the Final Paper

Trends in Vulnerable Populations. Select two vulnerable populations identified in the textbook. After completing the learning activity, Public Health Information and Data Tutorial, locate data and describes trends associated with the physical, psychological, and/or social health of the populations selected. Your initial post should be 250-300 words and utilize a minimum of one scholarly source, cited in APA forma

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HCA 430 Week 2 Assignment Critical Thinking Paper

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Critical Thinking Paper. In a two- to three-page critical thinking paper:

1) Select one the following vulnerable populations:

High-risk mothers and infants

Chronically ill and disabled

Persons living with HIV/AIDS

Mentally Ill and Disabled

Alcohol or Substance Abusers

Suicide or Homicide Prone

Abusing Families

Homeless Persons

Immigrants and Refugees

2) Describe applicable variables related to vulnerability for the population selected:

Age: - infants/children and oldest old are more vulnerable

Gender- Chronic illness: Men are more likely to die of chronic diseases/women are more likely to experiences more physical limitations due to chronic illness

Race- Minority populations (African American, Hispanic, and Native American) are much more likely to be in poor health than the majority populations (Caucasians)

Income and education- More years of formal education and higher incomes are directly associated with better health

3) Analyze the effect of multiple variables on the population selected in terms of morbidity, mortality, and health

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HCA 430 Week 2 DQ 1 Vulnerable Populations

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Vulnerable Populations. From the following list, identify the three that you believe are the most vulnerable.

High-risk mothers and infants

Chronically ill and disabled

Persons living with HIV/AIDS

Mentally Ill and Disabled

Alcohol or Substance Abusers

Suicide or Homicide Prone

Abusing Families

Homeless Persons

Immigrants and Refugees

Answer the question: Why are the groups you selected more vulnerable than the others? Your initial post should be 250-300 words and utilize a minimum of one scholarly source, cited in APA forma

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HCA 430 Week 2 DQ 2 Resource Availability

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Resource Availability. Answer the question: Which of the following do you feel has a greater impact on health status: social status, social capital, or human capital? Justify your choice. Your initial post should be 250-300 words and utilize a minimum of one scholarly source, cited in APA format

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HCA 430 Week 2 DQ 3 Race, Ethnicity, and Healthcare

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Race, Ethnicity, and Healthcare. After viewing the online presentation, Race, ethnicity, and health care. (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2007), answer the following question: What role does medical insurance coverage play in healthcare disparities experienced by minority populations? Your initial post should be 250-300 words and utilize a minimum of one scholarly source, cited in APA format. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posting

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HCA 430 Week 3 DQ 1 Continuum of Care

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Continuum of Care. Luday (2003) contends that effective healthcare programs provide assistance across the continuum of care and address a person’s physical, psychological, and social capacity.

Identify a program that exists in your community that provides care to one of the following vulnerable populations:

High-risk mothers and infants

Chronically ill and disabled

Persons living with HIV/AIDS

Mentally Ill and Disabled

Alcohol or Substance Abusers

Suicide or Homicide Prone

Abusing Families

Homeless Persons

Immigrants and Refugees

Describe the program and answer the following questions: What are the strengths of the program?

What are the potential weaknesses of the program? Does the program provide a comprehensive approach by addressing the physical, psychological and social capacity of the person? Your initial post should be 250-300 words and utilize a minimum of one scholarly source, cited in APA format

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HCA 430 Week 3 DQ 2 Paying for Healthcare

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Paying for Healthcare. Compare and contrast public versus private sources of payment for the care of the vulnerable. Present an overview of 3-5 trends that are affecting vulnerable population’s ability to pay for healthcare services. Your initial post should be 250-300 words and utilize a minimum of one scholarly source, cited in APA format

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HCA 430 Week 4 Assignment Accessing Healthcare

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Accessing Healthcare. Select a vulnerable population and a community-based program developed for this population. (Note: You may use the same program you selected for week three’s discussion forum.) In a three to four page paper,

1) Describe the population and community-based program.

Intended population(s) served

Location of program (rural/urban)

Profit or non-for-profit

Services provided

2) Describe two organizational barriers that limit vulnerable populations’ access to the program.

3) Justify how these items may be considered barriers to the population selected.

Examples of barriers may include: location/hours of operation; availability of providers; does not accept uninsured clients, clients with Medicare, or Medicaid; private or public funding constraints; clients’ care is uncoordinated, fragmented or has gaps; and lacks culturally sensitive care (i.e. serves Spanish-speaking community, but information is only published in English).

4) Provide a strategy (one for each barrier) that could be used to reduce or eliminate the barriers. Strategies must address the barrier.

Example: Barrier- location/hours of operation Strategy: Move services or extend services to meet population’s needs (i.e. open on the evenings and weekends)

Example: Barrier- availability of providers Strategy: recruitment campaign to bring more providers to the area or work with universities graduating healthcare workers to provide internships

Example: Barrier- Does not accept uninsured clients, clients with Medicare, or Medicaid Strategy: Work with policy makers to improve conditions so accepting these clients would not place a financial burden on the community program (healthcare reform)

Example: Barrier- Private or public funding constraints Strategy: Explore new partnerships.

Example: Barrier- Clients’ care is uncoordinated, fragmented or has gaps Strategy: Pull together a group of representatives from various programs and develop strategies to improve the continuum of care

Example: Barrier- Lacking culturally sensitive care Strategy: Recruit healthcare workers/ volunteers from the population served; locate the program within the community, develop educational/informational materials that meet clients needs (language, reading level, culturally sensitive, etc.)

The paper must be a minimum of three pages in length (excluding the title and reference page) and utilize APA format. Include a minimum of 3 references, cited in APA format

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HCA 430 Week 4 DQ 1 Program Goals and Outcomes

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Program Goals and Outcomes. [Insert prompt]. According to the text, there are two strategies that can be used to evaluate program outcomes: cost-benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis. Select a community-based program. Examine the program outcomes. (Note: You may use the same program you selected for week three’s discussion forum.) Answer the following question: Are the program outcomes presented from a cost-benefit perspective or a cost-effectiveness perspective or both perspectives? Your initial post should be 250-300 words and utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources, cited in APA format

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HCA 430 Week 5 DQ 1 Economic Policies

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Economic Policies. What kinds of economic policies might reduce health inequities and improve the overall health of most Americans? How will these policies improve Health Care services, accessability, cost, and quality? Your initial post should be 250-300 words and utilize a minimum of one scholarly source, cited in APA format

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HCA 430 Week 5 DQ 2 Social Policies

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Social Policies. Should knowing about the health effects of social policies change the value that Americans place on those policies - why or why not? Provide two specific examples in your discussion. Your initial post should be 250-300 words and utilize a minimum of one scholarly source, cited in APA forma

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HCA 430 Week 5 Research Paper Vulnerable Population

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Focus of the Research Paper

In Week Five, students will submit an eight- to ten- page research paper containing a minimum of five academic reference sources written within the last three years. The research paper will include the following:

Identify a vulnerable population within your community and:

1. Utilizing data obtained from the county or state health department, or other government agency, provide some statistical information about your selected population (e.g. size, dollar figures, geographics, age breakdown, length of service provision, etc.)

2. Identify and describe a service or outcome goal for your selected population (i.e. what health care service would you like to provide or access/usage pattern established by your selected population?). Make sure it is measurable:

Measureable example: 30% of the X population living within the city limits will obtain Y screening.

Not Measureable example: More people will receive health screenings.

3. Design a model program to reach the goal you have established that includes identifying a minimum of two community agencies/organizations that will partner together in some way(s) in order to obtain the goal.

4. Provide a generalized cost estimate of healthcare dollars saved by your program.

5. Based on your research, identify a minimum of two potential funding sources that may potentially provide monetary sponsorship. Explain why these two entities would be likely funding sources

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